Fall risk and nutrional status. What
is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and
weight loss. Tarrytown Chiropractic carefully assesses our
older Tarrytown chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying
special attention to their nutritional status. Tarrytown Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!
NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS
Researchers tried to describe
the association between nutritional status and body mass
index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people
who live in community settings. They discovered that
malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had
a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1)
Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty
easy to perform. Tarrytown Chiropractic does it to protect
our Tarrytown chiropractic patients!
Tarrytown FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION
Fall risk assessments have often ignored
nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance
and fall risk-increasing drugs.
Nutritional status is influential,
too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts
muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly
a domino effect! A recent study revealed
that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk
according to a few leading fall risk assessment
tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment
tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.
NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS
Poor nutritional status in older adults notably
in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall.
Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of
malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical
performance. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows nutrition and is ready
to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!
CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic
Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit for you
and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Tarrytown Chiropractic
strives to keep our Tarrytown chiropractic
patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable